The California Native Plant Society is restoring nature one garden at a time by supporting and encouraging the use of California native plants throughout our public and private landscapes. Planting California natives can help save water, reduce maintenance and pesticide use, and invite beneficial pollinators. Restore a sense of place in your community, provide important habitat for our wildlife, and help us preserve our very special ecosystem.
Use these landscape design principles to turn your space into a sustainable habitat.
From the Blog
David Freeman is creating a Coastal Sage Scrub meadow on his property. Learn about the California native plants in his garden, and his wildlife visitors.
Enjoy year-round color in your California native plant garden. Along with flowers, remember that leaves, bark, fruit, and seeds are also great sources of color and interest!
See how Brook Wagner, a PhD in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, transformed her lawn into a California native wildflower oasis and habitat garden.